Venue
Venue

Venue

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.yourvenue.net/
  • Phone: 4024888368
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Venue offers catering services for your party of choice from a corporate luncheons to wedding receptions. Their full service catering staff will coordinate most everything, leaving none of the planning headache in your hands. Menu selections include sit down, stations, buffet, passed hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and wine tastings. They will work with your ideas, theme, colors and budget to create a memorable moment for all your guests.
  • Private Party Facilities: Venue offers two separate private dining rooms to accommodate up to 100+ guests. Both rooms are fully equipped to meet your Audio & Visual needs and the ambiance, service, exceptional menus & attention to detail will lasting impression.
  • Private Party Contact: Cherie Anderson 4024888368

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 70th and Pioneers
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Venue
Welcome to Nebraska's #1 gathering place! Here you will find everything there is to know about who we are, what we are about, and what you can expect from our family.

The aim of this site is to create a useful tool that is not only easy to use and informational, but also a site that will allow you, as a patron of Venue, the ability to always know what to expect from each visit.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Venue reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (30)fit for foodies (24)romantic (23)notable wine list (14)good for groups (14)neighborhood gem (13)great for lunch (9)hot spot (5)great for outdoor dining (3)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • will return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food and wait staff were very helpful. We were seated in a quiet booth and the noise level was above average. Is prefer to not yell during a nice meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely fabulous!
    JustAmyJo
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Our food and service just couldn't have been more amazing. We were seated in the middle of the restaurant, which is why it was extremely loud, but overall a fabulous dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Venue!
    TomS
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Venue is our favorite restaurant. Last year our son's in-laws visited from LA. They eat out all the time and at very fine restaurants. They still compliment Venue and can't believe it is so good (for being in Lincoln, Nebraska)!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice date night out
    mary
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The atmosphere, service and most of the food was outstanding. The homemade papardelle was stuck together in the dish I ordered. Very disappointing for and $18 dish. But the rest was just perfect, and we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistantly Spectacular
    We2travelabitVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The Awesome service and consistantly wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    knowsgoodfood
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Top-notch food. Top-notch service. Still never had a bad experience or a bad bite of food at Venue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it
    Stogie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We love the special attention we get when we come on our anniversary. We will be back and might try out the bar area. Great job! Yes with a full crowd it is noisy, a couple short walls might help hold that down. We sat next to the kitchen and there is allot of dish clatter.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and great service
    huskerheath
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    What an enjoyable evening! Amazing food prepared just as we liked. Outstanding service provided by Shannon! I tried the blackened tuna, it was amazing. Our entire table was delighted. Well done, Venue...well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beer Dinner
    We2travelabitVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Spectacular evening with a five course meal that was paired with local micro-brews. Enjoyed the combinations and have reservations for the next adventure OKtoberfest dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Anniversary dinner
    WhiskeyMike
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I chose to celebrate our anniversary at the Venue, and I'm very happy we did. The food was excellent, and the wine list was extensive, but not overwhelming. Not surprisingly, it's a little pricey, but well worth it for those special occasions. We will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Venue restaurant
    Omega
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A restaurant such as the Venue is more of a "special" occasion/event night out and as such that was lacking in one major area. Our food courses were practically brought out on top of each other. We ordered an appetizer but my salad arrived before our appetizer. We were still eating the appetizer and I was less than 1/2 way into my salad and behold here came our main entrees. So,good food and atmosphere, but tonight the service/speed at which our food arrived, made it much less than an optimum experience. What should have been an event became an exercise in trying to eat everything quickly before it grew cold. Yes we should have sent the entree's back but by then the mood had been destroyed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5yr anniversary
    TomFairbury
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    B+ Total Waitress 10/10 Ambiance 10/10 Food 8/10 Cost 5/10 Great waitress, we were sat immediately with reservations and given complimentary glasses of champagne. Waitress knew the menu and gave great advice. The area we were sat in was beautiful. Only problem was the food. Wifes venue steak was room temp and my crab bisque soup had hard peices of shell still in it. I would recommend it overall.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the drive
    dinnerfor2or4
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It was our second trip to this restaurant and it couldn't have been more pleasing as for food and service. There were four in our party and we all loved the sides that complemented our entrees. The noise level was pretty high at the early evening time however, but that won't deter us from returning. Excellent choice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    diningwithguests
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We visited the restaurant with friends from out of the country. We had the special which was steak and scallop kabobs. They were prepared perfectly, flavored exquisitely, and everyone was delighted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3rd time same as 1st and 2nd
    We2travelabitVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Very consistent! Very good food and service. We already made plans for 2 of their dinner events.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consitently Great
    We2travelabitVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Second time back and I find consistency in the quality and service. We already made future reservations to return and partake in their Beer and Octoberfest Dinners!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal!
    tkrofta
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great dining experience. Food was excellent and they have a good wine list.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    We2travelabitVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great local establishment. The Filet was melt in your mouth! Will definetly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fbnbVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The premier restaurant in Lincoln and its environs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service lacking, noisy
    EnjoyNiteOut
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was good and well presented (dinner salads; large filet; scallops [wow!]). Service was annoying. We were ignored at first, slow to get our drinks (disorganized - ordered from one person, re-ordered from our server); server took our orders efficiently (though it was noisy and hard for him to hear); after delivery the server repeatedly interrupted the meal asking if everything was okay, (e.g., asked if food was okay, do you need anything, how are we doing, do we want more water - [water glasses were full], etc.), and then tried conversation banter when presenting the check ("well, what are you folks doing this weekend", etc.). We noted the other server in our area of the restaurant was attentive, efficient, and appropriate.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening
    Wonderfuldinning
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    My wife and I were looking for someplace to celebrate her Birthday. She found the Venue online and we decided to give it a try. Reviewing the menu was what made our decision final. Also seeing pictures of the food that is served was very helpful. The food was even better than we could have imagined. This is definitely a return place for a date night or just a nice relaxing dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous family dinner
    collegesendoff
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Our son will be leaving for college soon, so we reserved a Friday night for a nicer-than-normal family dinner. Venue was the perfect choice - comfortably upscale and broad variety on the menu - pleasing to both teenagers and adults! The service was knowledgeable, well-paced and eager to help us enjoy our evening. The Ahi tuna appetizer was the table favorite. Presentation and flavor for all entrees was impeccable (Three by the Sea, Rib Eye, Black pasta and linguine) with all having generous portions. We shared two desserts, both were delicious (cheesecake and chocolate cake). You definitely get your money's worth! The request was made as we left to have Venue be a new family tradition...it sounds good to me!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date night success
    Manu22
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Went here on a date night and the service was great, able to answer all out questions. I got a steak and it was ok, not exactly cooked to how I ordered but it wasn't a major issue. My girlfriend's steak was over cooked but again not terrible. The ready of the meal was good and the atmosphere was very nice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary dinner
    jedfred
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We went there for our anniversary. I've never eaten there other than for dinner. So I can't answer what there lunch is like. Say if the menu is different, that sort of thing. I would say definitely plan on $30-$40 a person
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 104 reviews are from the Venue reviews archive.
  • Reign supreme
    fbnbVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Venue continues its tradition of excellent food and superbly trained staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Steak and Lovely 'Venue'
    TeaSnobVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Visiting Lincoln, this restaurant was recommended by our hotel. Four of us had a lovely dinner here. Being in Nebraska, my husband wanted steak, and there were several good selections on the menu. We chose the special, which was a 42 day aged NY strip steak, which was delicious. Attentive service and attractive original art made this a definite cut above a generic restaurant experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impressive
    Hum4u
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    First time dining at The Venue. I heard prices were a bit high but thought they were actually reasonable. Food and atmosphere were incredible.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great!
    Venuerocks
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Consistantly good food and excellent service. We couldn't pass up the three course 19.95 special for restaurant week. Although our waitress had a full area she handled each table as if they were the only table she had. Some of the best dishes in Lincoln and one of the cornerstones for Lincoln dining
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Notodrivethru
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Great food and service! My wife and I have eaten there numerous times. The wine list is just right as to selection and price. Very creative menu choices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience
    AvidEater
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Our table was ready immediately when we arrived (7:00 PM on a Saturday evening). The host staff was very polite and helpful. After we were seated, our server, Anika, was very attentive without hovering. We were not rushed at all. She was very knowledgeable about the wine list and was able to make great suggestions of wines to pair with my wife's meal. Anika was a valuable resource in helping us to make our choices. My wife chose a seafood trio, and all the components were fresh and delicious. I chose a special which included a delicious cranberry-pecan salad, chicken Marsala with green bean amandine, and dessert. Ooh, the dessert...Anika recommended the creme brûlée. My entire meal was delicious with distinct and bold flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special deal is not always special
    VeryHappyConsumer
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I have enjoyed dinning at this restaurant many times. This time my family chose a fix price meal special that is being run to promote restaurant's in my local area. The main course of steak had a lot of gristle and both my son and I could only eat about half of them. It just wasn't as special as I know they can do. It does not discourage me from eating here and I recommend this restaurant as an ideal place to bring family and business associates to.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service!
    AngeeK
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We wanted to try something new and this was a great find! Our service was excellent an our waitress made sure our questions were answered. The flavored butters that came with the bread were delicious! My husband's steak was cooked perfectly. The shrimp and scallops were to die for. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant week
    ConcertGoer
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The $20 special was a very good value. When the place is full, it's very noisy so plan accordingly.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful!
    loveaz
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We never have a complaint about Venue. The service, food and overall experience is always great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinerbeware
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We made reservations at Venue expecting a relaxed, upscale dining experience. We couldn't have been more disappointed. The food was only fair (some entrees were barely warm, indicating that they'd been sitting out for a while), and over-priced. In addition, although we expected a classy, first-rate dining experience -- and had made our reservations several weeks in advance -- we were not even seated in the dining room, but in the bar area, with TVs flashing and a noise level that made it difficult to carry on a conversation with everyone at our table. We will not return and would not recommend this venue to anyone.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food is reasonably priced compared to other places like this and is good quality. I expected to pay a lot more here. The staff was attentive without being overbearing. I would definitely recommend The Venue to a friend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lincoln's best
    fbnbVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Venue never disappoints - food and staff and ambience are a cut above!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Great food, service, ambiance, and wine! Had a great experience from the moment we walked thru the door till the end of our fabulous dessert!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Venue
    Happy
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Our experience was outstanding and very special for us!! This is the best restaurant in Lincoln & would highly recommend for ANY OCCASION. This place rocks!!! Service was phenomenal!!! Definitely will go back!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My girlfriend and I ordered
    Zack
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    My girlfriend and I ordered our steaks Med Well and both were cooked Med Rare... The food was still very good, but med well and med rare steaks are two different things.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.